Treatments

Bart Melocco

Bartley’s timetable

Monday:9am – 7pm
Tuesday:9am – 7pm
Wednesday:9am – 7pm
Thursday:9am – 7pm
Saturday:8am – 2pm
Pamela

Pamela’s timetable

Monday:1pm – 7:15pm
Thursday:9am – 12:30pm
2:45pm – 7:30pm

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is an ancient, traditional method to help patients manage a range of health conditions. We gently stimulate your body using the acupuncture points. We treat your energy imbalance and bring the flow back to normal. This harmonious energy flow can help you return to good health and create that feeling of wellbeing and ease in your life. We combine ancient Chinese knowledge with the latest Medical research to provide a better treatment outcome.

Clients choose Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with Bartley at Sevenways Health Centre:

  • When you need help reducing the negative effects of stress
  • Finding rapid relief for both your muscle and skeletal pain
  • Sports injuries (sprained ankles, golfers/tennis elbow)
  • Running and bootcamp injuries
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Recovering your good mood and vitality
  • Increasing your energy levels for improved focus at work
  • Improving your immunity and recovery from colds and flu
  • Balancing hormones through the changes in life (adolesence and menopause)
  • Caring fertility and IVF support for both women and men
  • Enjoying a healthy pregnancy and natural birth
  • Effective herbal formulas and nutritional advice
  • Can relieve migraine headaches
  • Painful digestive disorders
  • May help reduce scar redness post open heart surgery
  • Exercise/stretching and rehabilitation advice
  • Strapping and taping of all sports injuries

Acupuncture is one of several therapies used in Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, sterile, disposable needles inserted at specific points on the body to subtly influence how the body is functioning. Western science is slowly developing an understanding for the mechanism behind acupuncture, but has noted its effects on many of the body’s systems including the neurological, endocrine, respiratory and digestive systems.

The Chinese medical model is based on empirical science dating back more than 5000 years ago, archives have been passed down from generation to generation between families, scholars and practitioners. In countries like China and Korea Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the first line of healthcare offered to patients in hospitals. The fundamentals of TCM are based on an energetic system (referred to as Qi, pronounced “chee.”) Together with blood, qi that flows in a circuit around the body along channels, or meridians- Modern technology has since confirmed the location of these points through electromagnetic research. Each channel corresponds with an internal organ system. When this circuit is running smoothly, the body is in balance and there is health. However, if there is a disturbance in the circuit, the resulting imbalance may cause a variety of symptoms including physical pain, emotional unrest, digestive upset, insomnia, or any number of ailments. TCM focuses on treatment for the underlying issues of your health condition as well as providing some relief from the symptoms. With the insertion of acupuncture needles, the proper flow along the circuit is re-established, allowing the channels and their corresponding internal organs to return to a balanced state, and the body to normal physiological functioning. This can mean freedom from pain, mental fatigue and an increase in vitality to help you live your life more fully and creatively.

Acupuncture needles are very skinny , not much thicker than a hair. There is very little, if any, discomfort during their insertion. Once inserted, people report a variety of sensations including: heaviness at the point of insertion, tingling, warmth, dull aching and/or a drawing sensation. Overall, people feel a deep sense of relaxation, and many even fall asleep during the treatment.

This will vary depending on the nature of the problem and how long it has been present. Typically, if it is a new problem, improvement and/ or resolution may only take a few treatments. If the problem has been around for months or years, a longer course of treatment may be required. In this case it is rare that resolution would be reached in a single treatment. A typical course of treatment usually lasts somewhere between 4 to 6 sessions. Your practitioner will be able to discuss reasonable expectations for your particular condition after an evaluation .

Yes, when practiced by a Licensed Acupuncturist, acupuncture is extremely safe. The needles used are pre-packaged, sterile and disposable, eliminating any chance of infection. Practitioners undergo 4 years of rigorous graduate level training and must pass National University Board Licensing exams. To find an AHPRA, ACCMA certified practitioner in your area, go to www.acupuncture.org.au

A treatment will start with a health history and rather extensive questioning about all aspects of the patient’s condition. This is followed by an exam in which the practitioner feels the pulses, examines the tongue and palpates the channels. This gives the practitioner a lot of information about the internal state of the body. The appropriate treatment will then be decided upon for that day. If appropriate, you will receive dietary, herbal and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the effects of your treatments.

Before receiving treatment, you should have something light to eat. Best to not come under the influence of any alcohol, caffeine or recreational drugs.

Moxibustion is the use of the herb Chinese mugwort, called moxa, on the skin to warm specific acupuncture points or areas like the abdomen. Moxa comes in a fine ground texture that is made into small cones and used either on the end of a needle or placed on the skin. The top is then lit and burns down a little way, creating a pleasant penetrating warmth. Used to warm the yang of the body. Call the clinic for more detailed information on how moxa may assist women during pregnancy.

Cupping is a therapy used to treat muscle pain or the early stages of colds and flu. Glass cups with suction are placed on the skin, usually on the back, and moved around for a short period of time to remove lactic acid from tight muscle groups.

Rick Hartley

Timetable

Tuesday:11am – 7pm
Thursday:1pm – 7pm

 

OSTEOPATHY

  • The inseparable relationship between the Body, Mind and our Environment.

What to expect

Osteopathic consultation is a collaboration between practitioner and patient which initially consists of thorough and specific orthopaedic testing to allow the practitioner and more importantly the patient, to understand their painful presentation.

Osteopathic treatment consists of manual therapy and movement, which modifies a patient’s pain presentation via various soft tissue techniques; gentle joint mobilisations and joint manipulations. Modifying a patient’s pain presentation means a decrease in the sense of pain, which sets the platform for the application of various movements and strengthening exercises to address the original complaint.

The human organism is more robust than most of us give it credit for. At any age, we can adapt to high loads of physical stress provided the application of exercise rehabilitation is increased at appropriate and incremental stages of exposure, the body will recover and flourish.

The pain that we suffer is a very individual experience and inseparably encompasses the life we lead. The Biopsychosocial model takes into account the equal partnership between the Biomedical (Body), psychological (mind) and environmental factors and how they interact with one another. Addressing the fears and beliefs we have towards our pain and discussing a more accurate and clearer picture of what’s happening based on the initial testing, helps reduce the rumination we often add into the mix of pain. This coupled with temporarily adjusting of certain habits we naturally demonstrate in life that may be irritating certain symptoms help to empower the patient and develop self-efficacy.

Rick Hartley’s Online TeleHealth Treatment

“For many patients, a hands-on treatment seems like the only way they can achieve pain relief so it’s difficult to imagine getting the same effect from an online consultation. My online treatments include:
  • Hearing your story, fears and goals, discussing what the research has to say on the subject and addressing your beliefs to put you at ease.
  • Creating a plan together on how to move forward and implementing the most appropriate exercises for you to do at home.
I have been doing online appointments for a long time and am very experienced with this set -up and given the current climate a hands-on treatment is a risk that far out-weighs the benefit.”
– Rick Hartley.
Pamela

Timetable

Monday:1pm – 7:15pm
Thursday:9am – 12:30pm
2:45pm – 7:30pm

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy

Pain and lack of physical mobility may be the result of musculoskeletal system injury or imbalance leaving the body unable to heal itself. By working wholistically utilising various soft tissue techniques – trigger point therapy, shiatsu, acupressure and stretching – balance can be restored so that your body can heal to the best of its ability. Whether you feel tired or stiff, or you have put stress on yourself and your body at home, at work or simply by carrying your shopping, this kind of treatment is for you.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage aims at increasing flexibility and range of movement for sports performance. This makes the body less prone to injury by accelerating tissue growth and repair and decreasing recovery time. Using various soft tissue techniques, the aim is assist the athlete to prepare for peak performance so that imbalances can be corrected at an early stage and allow the body to properly recover post event.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic remedial and soothing treatment aimed specifically at easing a lot of the discomforts that pregnancy can bring. Regular remedial massage can reduce muscle cramps and back pain, soothe the nervous system, reduce peripheral swelling and help to prevent insomnia.

Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed. The therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress down to their underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.

Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.

The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment

Kerrie

Timetable

Monday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 2pm – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm

REFLEXOLOGY

Holistic Counselling

A holistic counsellor is conscious of clients in their totality; they take an integrative approach to healing the mind by considering physiological and psychological disorders as parts of a greater whole and regard the mind, body and spirit as fundamentally interconnected.
Their work takes them into the multiple dimensions of human experience; the physical, the spiritual and the psychological. Ultimately, they seek to heal by helping their clients to break free from destructive behaviours and enjoy a new and improved state of mental, spiritual and physical health.
The pebbles and boulders that are stopping flow in our lives are beliefs and behaviours that may have helped you in the past, but are no longer true and are not working for you. It’s our job to figure out together what they are, change them and get you unstuck in body, mind and spirit.

Reflexology

Reflexology is based on the principle that all parts of the body are reflected in miniature in reflex zones on the feet, hands, face, head and ears. Reflexology helps to create a deeply relaxing, healthy and harmonious state within the body and activates the client’s natural powers of self healing. Stimulating or sedating a reflex point using specific techniques triggers a response in the corresponding area of the body. Techniques include using alternating pressure, thumb and finger walking, smoothing, hooking in and up, rotation on a reflex and muscle stimulation within the session. Sessions may also include Lymphatic Drainage techniques. Sometimes the body is in a state of ‘imbalance’ following illness or injury, disease or stress and energy pathways are blocked preventing the body from functioning effectively. The use of precision pressure movements allows the whole body to relax and de-stress, restoring and maintaining the body’s natural equilibrium and encouraging healing.

Although my treatments are soothing and restorative, reaching an incredible level of full body relaxation on a cellular level, they are amazingly powerful. I bring an extra dimension to these sessions by engaging my clients to be more present within their own treatments while I stay present, grounded and in a calm, centred state of awareness.

Facial Reflexology

Facial Reflexology is a reflex technique based on neuro-biochemical action resulting from the stimulation of an area or point on the face which has an effect on various other areas of the entire body. Facial Reflexology involves the identification and assessment of the root causes of an illness through Facial Reflex Therapy techniques and a visual analysis. Using these two methods it is possible to identify the cause of imbalance in our body and then based on this assessment, to plan a complete program of stimulation of points, zones, meridians, muscles and plexuses, working on the entire body to bring balance to the natural flow of energy and support the self-healing systems of the body. This technique is often combined with the use of high-quality natural products such as essential oils and creams like Organic Rose Hip Oil, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Ocular Therapy

Ocular Therapy is the use of Facial Reflex Therapy with specific nerve and acupressure points around the eyes. Therapists use individual protocols for specific patterns and medical eye dysfunction conditions. In addition to assessing the condition of the eyes it is important to understand the condition of a person’s overall health. Once a complete health history is taken and a Facial Reflex therapy evaluation has taken place a treatment protocol is designed according to the individual pattern of each patient.

Cosmo Face Reflex Lifting

Cosmo Face Lifting is a Reflexology based beauty treatment for both men and women. It is a natural, painless, relaxing, non-surgical face lifting method that firms and tones the foundation muscles that support the facial structure and dramatically improves the complexion by increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage. It also naturally increases the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a firmer younger looking face.

This technique benefits the whole body and improves skin tone by working on the underlying muscle structure, so it is also perfect for any facial muscular dysfunction like paralysis, TMJ problems and Bell’s Palsy. It also has the added bonus of being a wonderful feel-good therapy which is incredibly beneficial as a stress release.

RECONNECTIVE HEALING with KERRIE BALDOCK

 

WHAT IS RECONNECTIVE HEALING®? Reconnective Healing is a return to an optimal state of balance, wholeness and vitality. It is a bridge between the perceived limitations we have come to accept in our lives and how life can be when we tap into our actual potential. It’s tangible, measurable… You can actually feel it! 

Reconnective Healing gives you access to an inner awareness with a vibrational resonance that promotes strength, brainpower, wisdom, emotional stability and physical vitality. When you access this spectrum of Energy, Light & Information™, it creates a chain of events that can greatly enhance and improve all aspects of your life — health, career, relationships, abundance… Seemingly unreachable potential becomes reality. 

Recognized and supported by science, including researchers affiliated with institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, this powerful approach to healing offers you the opportunity to attain lifelong optimal health and balance. It is recommended by leading scientists and endorsed by well known people such as Lynne McTaggart, Dr William Tiller, Deepak Chopra and Dr Wayne Dyer.

Everyone’s experience with Reconnective Healing® is unique. Often healings are reported after just one session, although it is suggested that you receive up to three sessions and then allow your experience to unfold. Healings can come in all forms; physical, mental, spiritual or emotional. The optimal way to allow for a healing is to proceed in a state of expectancy, without specific expectations or attachment to results.

While most individuals are looking for healing on the physical level it is important to understand that Reconnective Healing is so much more – as Dr Pearl says :”There is always a healing and it may come in the form you anticipate… Or it may come in a form you haven’t even dreamed of, one that the universe has designed specifically for you!” 

Generally between 60 and 75 minutes.

No, Reflexology uses completely different techniques and philosophies and you only need to take off your shoes and socks! To improve the function of organs and glands, and all systems of the body. It works with the functionality of the whole body and total body relaxation leading to balancing of all internal and external body systems; improving body function via stimulation to the nervous and subtle energy systems.. Massage primarily works with the structure of the body by changing the soft tissue directly stimulated and most clothes come off .

The effects of reflexology are unique to each person. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits in the soft tissues and imbalances from touching the feet, hands or ears. Reflexology gently nudges the body toward better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation. It stimulates the nerve pathways, induces muscle relaxation, and helps the body to balance itself.It is believed that reflexology triggers the body’s relaxation response.

Reflexology can be considered ideal for just about anything, especially…

relieving pain
reducing stress and tension
improving circulation
balancing the whole system (homeostasis)
revitalising energy
cleansing toxins and impurities
as a preventative therapy
Sinusitis
Sciatica
Digestive disorders
Sleep disorders
Anxiety and depression
PMS, Menopause and other hormone imbalances

The healing art of Reflexology works from the inside out to restore wholeness to the body. Reflexology is believed to work on many levels. Among the theories are:

  • Nerve Impulses – Parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Reflexology works through the nerve endings to relax and calm the body. Manual pressure applied to the feet or hands stimulate the nerve endings through the neural pathways to the central nervous system and back.
  • TCM Meridian Theory (Chi or Ki) – energy pathways are stimulated during Reflexology, helping to clear blockages along these channels.
  • Gate Control and Endorphin release – for pain management.
  • The intrinsic need for nurturing human touch – to give a sense of overall well-being and improve the quality of life.
  • Totally hands-on modality – to connect client and practitioner in the healing space of Now.

Frequency of visits depends on the health and wellness goals of the client. Clients with chronic conditions can benefit from bi-weekly or weekly sessions. Usually, the time between visits increases, as the body begins to regain a state of natural balance and vitality and then monthly visits can help keep stress in check, build immunity and maintain good health.

Reflexology benefits are holistic – body, mind, and spirit all benefit. Reflexology is an excellent complement to traditional medical care and is gaining more visibility and acceptance in medical settings.

  • Relaxation
  • Improves circulation
  • Normalizes gland functions
  • Remove toxins from the body
  • Pain management
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Revitalizes energy
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Promotes overall well being
  • Provides nurturing touch
Anna Scammell

Timetable

Wednesday:10am – 7pm
Friday:8am – 4pm

WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specialist area of Physiotherapy that requires post-graduate training. It involves the prevention and treatment of issues that arise during pregnancy, postpartum & beyond.

Anna’s mission is to help every woman have a:

  • Healthier, stronger, pain-free pregnancy
  • Smoother birth with reduced risk of pelvic floor injury
  • Faster recovery post-baby

It is recommended that you have a series of consults with Anna during your pregnancy, and again at 6 weeks post-birth to facilitate your core recovery & guide you back to exercise safely (regardless of how you give birth). For women who are past this time frame, it’s never too late to regain core strength & treat any unwanted pelvic floor issues.

Anna will support you both physically & emotionally throughout your journey with her, and provide a safe environment for you to talk openly.

What’s involved in the consult?

  • A comprehensive discussion about your symptoms, health & lifestyle
  • Objective assessments- movement analysis, core muscle assessment via a real-time ultrasound machine or an internal examination of your pelvic floor
  • Management strategies (see below)
  • Future plan

What are the possible management strategies?

Management will be individualized to you and involve a holistic approach. Anna has a series of tools in her toolkit – these include:

  • Education
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Hands-on treatment such as joint mobilization, dry needling and massage
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Core retraining
  • Postural retraining
  • Pelvic floor relaxation
  • Pelvic floor manual therapy
  • Pregnancy/postnatal support garments
  • Bladder strategies and retraining
  • Dietary advice
  • Mindfulness & self-care
  • Labour TENS hire

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